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Wat Chaiwattanarm

Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to... more » Owner description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother. « less
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Hemiksem
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

we visited this around 5 in the afternoon... no too long before sun down. The place was pretty quiet, not too many visitors at that moment and the setting sun (at least starting to set) created a beautiful light giving the place a something magical. Although not the biggest temple ruin we visited this is the one I enjoyed most.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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81 reviews 81 reviews
66 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, outside Ayutthaya island. It is one of Ayutthaya's best known temples and a major tourist attractio

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Rijmenam, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you go to Ayutthaya, you go to visit all the historical sites and this is one of them, it is really nice.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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206 reviews 206 reviews
76 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Hire a boat to get to this temple as it is conveniently located next toethe river. Alternatively, hire a bike as it is only a couple of kilometers from central Ayutthaya. Either way we recommend visisting this temple, as its is one of our favourites. The temple has two enntrances. You don't have to pay at the southern one ;-).

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Impressive site. Read or bring a book which explains the history of this city and site. Or better, hire a guide. this will make your journey much more interesting.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Simply great. Huge number of decapitated Buddha statues; some though in proper shape. Prangs and chedis

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice tempelcomplex , gives a nice impression how the Thai loved the Khmer influence , after all it is a kind of replica of Anchor Wat , but opposite Angkor Wat this temple is just a teardrop , however , it is necessary for the Ayuthaya visitor to visit this temple but would first provide to visit Wat Ratchaburana... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very interesting legacy of King Mongkut, good ventilation that they knew how to build back then, Beautiful but simple buildings. Nice cool on a hot day.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is never-miss place in Ayutthaya. Giant Budha, great garden, and temples. We can hire audio introduction belong to know more about historical.

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Ghent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

These ruins are quite extensive and well preserved. Certainly worth a visit. Better preserved than some of the other ruins in Ayutthaya.

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